always arises, the revealing by two people of the Thou to one another. Out of this a marriage is built up by the Thou that is neither of the Ps. This is the meta- physical and metapsychical factor of love to which feelings of love are mere accompaniments. He who wishes to give new life to marriage from another source is not essentially different from him who wishes to abolish it. Both clearly show that they no longer know the vital factor. And indeed, if in all the much discussed erotic philosophy of the age we were to leave out of account everything that involves experience in relation to the I, that is, every situation in which the one is not present to the other, given present status by it, but merely enjoys itself in the other—what then would be left 3 True public and true personal life are two forms of connexion. In that they come into being and endure, • feelings (the changing content) and institutions, (the constant form) are necessary; but put together they do not create human life : tm> is done by the third, the* central presence of the Thou, or rather, more truly stated, by the central Thou that has been received in the present. * The primary word I-It is not of evil—as matter is not of evil. It is of evil—as matter is, which presumes to have the quality-of present being. If a man lets it have the mastery, the continually growing world of It overruns him and robs him of the reality of bis own I, till the incubus over him and the ghost within him whisper -to one another the confession of their non-salvation.